Bolt Family History

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Bolt Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): from Middle English bolt ‘bolt’, ‘bar’ (Old English bolt ‘arrow’). In part this may have originated as a nickname or byname for a short but powerfully built person, in part as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bolts. Danish: variant of Boldt. Variant of Bold. German: from a short form of the personal names Baldwin or Reinbold.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bold, Polt, Boltz, Bolte, Boat, Belt, Bott, Boot, Colt, Boldt

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Bolt Family Origin

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Bolt Family Occupations

What did your Bolt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bolt. 3% of Bolt men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Bolt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolt were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bolt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Bolt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Bolt. For the veterans among your Bolt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolt Life Expectancy

What is the average Bolt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bolt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bolt in 1942 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

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